Category Archives: Oman

My final week in Oman: finally, fort fatigue?

Stuart and I dropped off Jack at the Muscat airport around midnight for his horribly-timed flight back to Miami via Istanbul.  My flight back to Antalya, however, left from Dubai.  On the way in to meet Jack a month earlier in … Continue reading

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Oman: The Subcontinent in the desert?

…continued from previous Oman posts. In Oman the scenery didn’t look like anything I’ve seen in India, but culturally it felt like we were riding through the Indian Subcontinent, not the Arabian Peninsula.  It seems like foreigners do all the … Continue reading

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Escaping the Omani traffic: Wadi Shab and the Salma Plateau

Once Jack and I arrived at the coast at Al-Ashkharah, we reevaluated our plans for Oman, after not enjoying the route we had taken so far.  We knew of good snorkeling in Oman and had brought snorkel gear with us … Continue reading

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Muscat to Al-Ashkharah, an inland route

You can read on the internet lots of blogs from bicycle tourers who love the touring in Oman.  This isn’t going to be one of them 🙁  The weather is certainly perfect for riding in the winter, but the traffic … Continue reading

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